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Passion for plant science drives PhD graduate
Dr Bonga Ngcobo is the proud holder of a PhD in Horticultural Science after developing new combinations of pre-and post-harvest treatments, which he says could form part of a green economy in South Africa and help poor rural households and subsistence farmers achieve greater food security. The innovative and... Read more
UKZN takes gold in historic win for province
The UKZN Ladies Volleyball team won gold at the National Volleyball South Africa (VSA) Club Championships 2022 in a historic moment for the province of KwaZulu-Natal and the University. Team Coach Mr Marci Harold was overjoyed at the win and commended the team members for making history. ‘They are... Read more
Deaf zoologist earns PhD in first for conservation sciences, UKZN
‘This is a one-of-a-kind case for UKZN inspiring greatness!’ These words by Professor Albert Modi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, reflect the pride the institution feels in conferring a PhD in Biology on its very first deaf doctoral graduate, Dr Nancy Barker.... Read more
From herding cattle to chief QS
You will always become what you are meant to be if you put in the hard work. These are the words of Mthokozisi Maduna who was recently appointed Chief Quantity Surveyor of GVK-Siya Zama. It’s a leadership role to which he brings his inspirational personality, charisma and pragmatic approach... Read more
Passion for plant science drives UKZN PhD graduate
Dr Bonga Ngcobo is the proud holder of a PhD in Horticultural Science after developing new combinations of pre- and post-harvest treatments, which he says could form part of a green economy in South Africa and help poor rural households and subsistence farmers achieve greater food security. The innovative... Read more
Graduation caps fly high for Mancosa graduates
Students at private higher education institution MANCOSA are thrilled that they will be able to graduate in person at the Durban ICC from 20 to 23 May 2022 for the first time in two years since the advent of the pandemic. MANCOSA will host about 22 000 graduates from... Read more
DUT students make it into the regional finals of the Huawei ICT Competition
Three Durban University of Technology (DUT) students have been selected to compete in the Huawei ICT Competition Regional Finals which is to be held online, next month, February 2022. Dickson Hove, Wendy Nhleko and Dumisani Sibanda will be competing with 12 teams from various countries in the Southern African... Read more
UKZN statement: “Matric upgrade centres”
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) confirms that no “Matric Upgrade Centre” or “UKZN Foundation Programme” opportunity has been approved, sanctioned or authorised by the University. Grade 12 pupils, their parents and guardians are warned against applying to or registering at any Matric upgrade centre claiming to be associated with... Read more
Gender mainstreaming in Warwick Market to promote inclusive cities
Exploring the concept of Gender Mainstreaming in Urban Space to Promote Inclusive Cities: A Case of Warwick Market, earned Kiara Rampaul, a Master of Town and Regional Planning degree. Rampaul, whose research concentrated on theorising urban spaces through a feminist planning perspective, says while there is gender balance in... Read more
Experiences of African residents in Durban’s Cato Manor
UKZN history lecturer Dr Mphumeleli Ngidi researched experiences of African residents who lived in Durban’s Cato Manor for his PhD in Social Sciences. The area, popularly known as Mkhumbane, was impacted by the Group Areas Act of 1950 – it was one of several multi-racial communities where people were... Read more

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